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  • Paperback: 236 pages
  • Publisher: Imajinn Books (March 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1893896595
  • ISBN-13: 978-1893896598
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 20.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 272 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,036,974 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Moe811 on Oct. 13 2002
Format: Paperback
Nikki James is a private investigator with psychic powers. She is trying to track down the daughter of a powerful man. That daughter is in the power of a vampire. Michael Kelly is tracing that vampire Jasper, who is the killer of his brother. Michael is also a vampire and he is drawn to Nikki. Nikki is not the most trusting person in the world and can you really trust a vampire?
This was a very fast moving story, no down time at all. The characters are vivid and the story line twists and turns more than enough to keep it interesting.
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By Vampire Angel on Dec 28 2003
Format: Paperback
I loved this book, it is about a psychic private detective and her trek through the dangerous vampire filled streets of Lyndhurst. As a former orphan and, street smart kid Nikki James is used to the trouble filled streets, so when she follows a girl(someone she is tracking for her job) into the town's "Haunted house", she thinks she knows what to expect.
Nikki is in for an unwanted surprise when she finds out that she really doesn't know everything about what goes bump in the night.
Because of her psychic abilities she is a high prize for two feuding vampires who have chosen the town of Lyndhurst as their battle ground. But before she knows what has hit her she finds herself on more than friendly terms with one of the vampires. As the story progresses you, the reader, with find yourself face to face with a sociopathic vampire and a strangely erotic vampire romance.
This is book is a must read for all vampire lovers. Five stars!
I loved
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By J. C. stickler on July 17 2003
Format: Paperback
I am an avid reader, often 2 to 3 books per week and this book was less than entertaining. I stuck with it because I kept hoping it would get better. Romance, what romance? There was a kiss, a caress and then it was the next morning. The plot kept leaving me hanging. The main characters would be in some heavy situation against the enemy and the next thing you know it's the next day and their escape or an explanation never materialized. Very disappointing. I will not read the follow up!
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Format: Paperback
Keri Arthur's Dancing with The Devil is a story about the supernatural, and not just vampires. It's intense, real--well sort of <grin>, and so believable I was scared, fascinated and definitely enthralled.
Nikki James, a private investigator, is on a new case. A rich and troubled teenager needs to be followed and rescued. But evil is waiting! The unlikely protector comes in the shape of Michael Kelly. Michael is a hunter and a vampire... Sounds good? You bet!
Dancing With The Devil is scary as hell, not for its gory details but for the extremely passionate and very often threatening atmosphere so aptly created by Keri Arthur. I was kept on my toes with fear and was intrigued by how willing I was to accept the characters supernatural abilities as given and normal.
I felt completely and utterly mesmerized by the story and its author's voice and I can "only" highly recommend it! I fell in love, cried, laughed, and I ended up heaving a big sigh of longing for its happy ending. Thank you Keri Arthur for reintroducing me to the vampire novel genre.
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This book started out strong - interesting main character, fast paced beginning, plenty of foreshadowing of things to come and mysteries of the past to unravel.
Unfortunately the past wasn't the only thing to unravel.
The main character, Nicki, is a strong heroine with unique psychic talents and a strong sense of self.
Michael, the vampire hero, was interesting at first but soon became ineffectual to the story and to Nicki.
Even with his knowledge of his enemy (he's been chasing him for years) & his own vampiric powers he never seemed to be much of a challenge for Jasper (the evil vampire). He was constantly in the wrong place and never seemed to be much help in the tough situations.
Also, the romance seemed lackluster and forced. Attraction but no major sparkage.
There is no comparing this book to those written by Huff and Hamilton - where they constantly have/leave you wanting more I was hard pressed to finish this story (something that doesn't happen very often).
To be fair, I also found several publishing mistakes in the book that detracted from the story. (i.e. a character pours two cups of coffee than two sentences later pours two cups of coffee.)
I usually don't nitpick on publishing errors but some of these were just to big to ignore. Between the writer, publisher, copy editor, etc. you'd think someone would have caught the more telling mistakes.
My final take is: I might read the sequel, or I might not - which isn't a very high recommendation in my book!
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By MizMode on June 1 2002
Format: Paperback
1st book in a series. Great book, lots of action, vamps, zombies, psychic powers, attraction between PI Nikki and vampire Michael. And read the 2nd book to, Hearts in Darkness for more of Nikki and Michael.
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By Thea on Jan. 20 2002
Format: Paperback
Nikki James is a private investigator hired to find a missing teenager. She finds the girl, and with her an evil force that threatens to overtake her mind, sanity, free will and make her a slave to an evil master. Will Nikki have the strength to battle her private, inner demons and still have the power to defeat the one that's breathing down her neck?
Michael Kelly is a vampire who is on the hunt for one of his own kind. Michael plans on using Nikki and her psychic powers as bait to lure the evil vampire to his death, instead he soon finds himself trying to protect and comfort her. He's already damned to eternal life; losing Nikki will damn him to eternal hell.
Ms. Arthur creates well-drawn out characters. Nikki is a strong and independent heroine who refuses to be told what to do. She struggles with the choices she's making, and the choices she's made in the past. She's afraid to care too much, afraid to love.
DANCE WITH THE DEVIL is a fast paced suspense, where a touch of romance, loads of psychic abilities, a few vampires and zombies will have the paranormal reader sitting up and asking for more. Isn't it nice that the author has already started HEARTS IN DARKNESS (12/01), which is the sequel to this book? <G>
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